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Underwater Photo Location: Fly Point, Nelson Bay, New South Wales

Underwater Photo Location: Fly Point, Nelson Bay, New South Wales

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Fly point is a very good dive for macro photographers. There have been over 100 species of nudibranch recorded here, there is a huge sponge garden and fish are everywhere. There is even a residen turtle. Maximum depth is about 27 - 28m but it is a long swim to get there and the best life can be found in depths down to 12 - 14m.
Facts about Fly Point, Nelson Bay, New South Wales
  • It is in Australia
  • Fly Point, Nelson Bay, New South Wales is in the Tasman Sea.
  • The typical depth is 0-30 Metres 0-100 Feet.
  • The typical visibility is 3-10 Metres 10-30 Feet.
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by Jim Dodd
Australias east coast Grey Nurse Shark. Photo taken at the Looking Glass @ Broughton Island

by Brian Mayes
Opisthobranch (Bullina lineata) at Fly Point, Nelson Bay.

by Doug Anderson
Hypselodoris bennetti, Nelson Bay

by Brian Mayes
Banded Wobbegong (Orectolous ornatus)

by Doug Anderson
Triplefin, Tulamben

by Doug Anderson
Tiger cowrie, Nelson Bay

by Doug Anderson
Ceratosoma brevicaudatum. Fly Point, Nelson Bay

by Peter Davey
Fly Point. Panasonic FT1.

by Peter Davey
Inquisitive Cuttlefish.

by Brian Mayes
Male Ring Scale Triplefin (Enneapterygius atrogulare)

by Jim Dodd
Aphelodoris varia @ Fly Point, NSW, Australia. One of the most common nudi's in the area.

by Doug Anderson
Green Morays, Fly Point

by Gaetano Gargiulo
Pigmy wobbegong shark eye wide open... taken using a 105micro+1.4x teleconverter and 2X macromate. it was a very tiny specimen

by Gaetano Gargiulo
This little shrimp (hiding in a sea-pen) was pictured using a 105/2.8 micro + 1.4 kenko teleconverter and a +10macromate wet diopter. the use of the diopter allowed me to stay more distant and not to scare it off

by Doug Anderson
Nembrotha lineolata, Nelson Bay

by Gaetano Gargiulo
'The flame' Very little I ad to add the +10 on the top of my 105 micro

by Gaetano Gargiulo
Big face...

by Gaetano Gargiulo
mating stink-fishes (or dragonets)

by Gaetano Gargiulo
close up and personal portrait of a friendly wobbegong... in reality I was very mindful not to spook it :-)
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